Stephenville will have to wait a day longer than expected to kick off its 2008 high school football season.

The Yellow Jackets’ opener against former District 8-4A rival Aledo has been pushed back a day to Saturday, Aug. 30. The time has also been changed, with the opener now the only game on the 2008 schedule to kick off at 7 p.m.

The change is necessary because of a scheduling conflict at Tarleton’s Memorial Stadium. Because Stephenville was originally planning to open its season in the Heart of Texas Kickoff Classic in Waco, Tarleton booked its facility for the opener between Hico and Eastland on Friday, Aug. 29.

The busy weekend at Memorial means an exciting one for area football fans, featuring Tarleton opening its NCAA Division II season against Southeastern Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28, followed by the high school contests the next two nights.